Private Alfred George Cook

Rank or Title

Date of Death

4 Nov 1918

War time / or Pre War occupation


Service Number


Place of Birth

United Kingdom

Place of Death


Grave Location

Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery

War Memorial Location

Soldier or Civilian

  • Soldier


The Luton News , 27th March 1918

Pte Alfred George Cook, 200573, 1/5th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment, died on November 4th, 1918, in hospital at “Afion Farra, Kissar” (Afyonkarahisar), while a prisoner of war of the Turks.
George, as he appears to have been known, had joined the Colours on September 22nd, 1914, and left St Albans with the 1/5th Bedfords for the Gallipoli campaign, during which he was taken ill with dysentery and spent some months in hospital in Egypt.

After leaving hospital he was again in action, and was captured by the Turks on July 20th, 1917. At the time of his death he was to have been an exchange prisoner with Sgt Cleaver, who arrived home safely.

He was buried in Turkey, but his body was later re-interred at the Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery in Iraq.

George was the son of Samuel Frederick and Matilda Cook, of 15 Langley Road [now Latimer Road], Luton. At the time of the 1911 he was a butcher living there with his parents, three brothers and three sisters.

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Author: Deejaya

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